VACANCY for Parish Clerk

VACANCYParish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer

Salary in accordance with the substantive range of the National Joint Council spinal points 7-17 (April 2020) £20092 – £24491 (pro rata) depending on qualifications and experience with appropriate expenses paid for administration costs and travel.

Hours of work – 12 hours per week which includes one evening Council meeting monthly (held on the second Monday of the month 7.30-9.30pm) and additional meetings when required. Holiday entitlement 22 days rising to 25 days after 5 years of service (pro rata).

Working from home, we are looking for a self-motivated person to become our next Clerk to the Council (a laptop computer and mobile phone are provided). The role is part time and includes being the Council’s Responsible Financial Officer.

The successful candidate will need:

  • Accurate administrative and financial skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to attend evening parish council meetings
  • Ability to meet deadlines, to work alone and use of initiative
  • Computer literate with confident knowledge of MS Office applications (including Word and Excel) internet, email and social media
  • Ability to interpret and advise on Parish Council Governance
  • Experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided if required and/or a willingness to work towards the Certificate in Local Council Administration (CiLCA)
  • An interest in community life
  • A friendly and positive outlook

Download the Job Description and Person Specification.  Please call the Chair, Geoff Coombs on 07795 362496 or email him at for further information.

To Apply – please send your CV, with details of two references, one of whom should ideally be a past or present employer (references will only be contacted should an offer of employment be made) to


Works to trees subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO 175)

Barn To Rear Of Eastfield, Main Road, Flax Bourton
T1 – Monterey Cypress – Fell. T2 – Monterey Cypress – Crown lift to 4m above ground level over access track. Prune secondary growth back from building to clear by 2m max.

North Somerset District Council, in pursuance of powers under the Town And Country Planning Act 1990 Town and Country Planning (Tree Preservation) (England) Regulations 2012, hereby GRANTS CONSENT for the above proposal subject to conditions.

Please contact Jason Cox from North Somerset Council if you require any further information regarding this decision.

Disruption to Recycling & Waste Services

North Somerset Council are experiencing crew shortages currently as a number of NSEC colleagues are self-isolating having been pinged. Fewer staff and the current heatwave conditions are impacting significantly on their ability to continue all services.

Currently it is only garden waste that is being affected. Recycling and residual waste collections are being completed as normal.

Updates will be posted daily at about 4pm on both the North Somerset Recycling and Waste accounts and the main North Somerset Council accounts.

  • We have a number of staff self-isolating which has led to significant crew shortages. 
  • Unfortunately, our garden waste service is suspended today (Wednesday 21 July) 
  • No garden waste collections scheduled for today will take place. Please do not leave your containers out. 
  • If you have room, we’d recommend storing your garden waste at home and avoiding a trip to a recycling centre. If this isn’t possible you can find details of the recycling centre locations and hours at    
  • If you were due to have a garden waste collection yesterday (Tuesday), please leave your container(s) out as the crews are aiming to catch up on the properties that were missed yesterday. They may not get to everyone today (Wednesday) so please continue to leave your container(s) out. 
  • We’re sorry for the inconvenience caused. 
  • We’re working hard to try and minimise any disruption. 


Colin Russell

Head of Environment and Community Services

North Somerset Council

NHS – Improving Stroke Services Consultation

Healthwatch BNSSG are reaching out to let you know of the proposed changes to stroke services in your community.
Stroke is the fourth biggest killer in the UK and a leading cause of disability. 1 in 50 of our residents live with the long-term consequences of the condition. The Healthier together partnership would like to hear from you.

There are several ways to tell them what you think and to ask questions:

  • You can complete the online questionnaire
  • Phone or email to request a paper copy 
  • Join an online consultation on the 26 August 
  • Drop-in face-to-face sessions in   
    • North Somerset – Winter gardens Weston-super-Mare on 29th July 10am to 1pm

More details can be found on the Heathier Together website, including a link to the survey:

Other ways to get in touch: 


Telephone:  0117 900 2583 

Write to:  FREEPOST STROKE CONSULTATION (You won’t need a stamp, and no further address details are required.)